Pininfarina's Morgan Midsummer Embraces Open-air Bliss with a BMW Heart - Latest Global News

Pininfarina’s Morgan Midsummer Embraces Open-air Bliss with a BMW Heart

  • Morgan has teamed up with Pininfarina to develop a special limited edition vehicle called Midsummer.
  • This bespoke Barchetta is based on the Morgan Plus Six platform and features a BMW-sourced six-cylinder engine.
  • There will only be a limited number of 50 copies and everything has already been taken.

Morgan has teamed up with Pininfarina for a new special model called “Midsummer”. This ICE-powered Barchetta is based on the Morgan Plus Six and will be produced in a limited edition of 50 units, all of which have already been given to customers.

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The Midsummer is the first production model to bear the Pininfarina Fuoriserie badge, hinting at further body projects from the Italian design house in collaboration with other car manufacturers. Morgan is a fitting choice for this first partnership given its long-standing tradition in coachbuilding.

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According to the company, the exterior design “provides a taste of key elements of the future Morgan design language, mixed with the flair and purity of Pininfarina.” In fact, the Midsummer is instantly recognizable as a Morgan thanks to its round headlights, long hood and retro fenders. The body is made of hand-formed aluminum panels, each of which takes more than 250 hours to produce.

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The exposed two-seater cabin is clad in more than 400 layers of sustainably sourced teak laminated together. The seats and door panels are wrapped in leather, while the analog dials were designed exclusively for the Midsummer. Finally, the tiny windshields ensure an open-air driving experience.

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The bespoke body is based on the CX generation Morgan aluminum platform, shared with the existing Plus Six. Under the long hood is a six-cylinder turbo engine from BMW, which is exclusively coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Midsummer rides on 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tires and features adjustable Nitron dampers with a custom setup. Morgan is targeting a dry weight of 1,000 kg (2,205 lbs), similar to that of the donor car.

Each of the Midsummer’s 50 units will reportedly cost around £200,000 ($250,000), depending on personalization options. The Midsummer’s public premiere will take place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​in July 2024. Production will begin later this year and is scheduled to wrap in 2025, coinciding with Morgan’s 115th anniversary.

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